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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by rodwha, Dec 12, 2012.

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  1. rodwha

    rodwha Member

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    I really like the Walker carbine that someone had made. It made me think that doing such with a '51 or '62 Colt would make a great little critter gitter that can convert back to sidearm when wanted.

    I fear it would be quite costly, but i'm certainly interested.

    Anyone know where a 10-16" barrel could be made at? Or a stock?
     
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    I must say that were I to do something like that I'd want a longer stock as the idea of busting caps and fire right by my face doesn't sit well with me.
     
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    you could start wit a 1860 colt repo.there are detachable carbine stocks for them.
     
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    But I want it to be a .36 cal. There's a detachable stock for an 1861, but a longer barrel with better sights would make a big difference in shooting little critters. Plus I'd prefer the cylinder be a little further from my face.

    I really feel a need for an 1862, and to have a carbine barrel and stock would be great I think.

    I have an Old Army and have thought about how a stock could be made for it as I think that would be cool too...
     
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    Pietta makes (made?) an 1851 Navy carbine in .44. Bottom one in the picture

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    A Pietta .44 cal carbine barrel is avalable from VTI. I believe it's 12". You could mate this up with an 1851/1860 frame and shoulder stock.

    Unfortunately, AFAIK, no one makes a long .36 cal barrel.
     
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    I really like the looks of that little carbine on the bottom. Too bad there isn't a .36 cal...

    It just seems more appropriate to .36 cal as it would have a flatter trajectory with a more little critter caliber. A .44/.45 just seems a bit big.

    Although for the cost of the gun and accessories I could shoot lots of little stuff with all of the .457 RB, powder, and caps it would have purchased...
     
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    I've heard bad reviews on those attachable stocks, that the fit and finish is horrible. What say you?
     
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    I've got the three detachable stocks pictured and they all fit fine.
     
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    Cost per round difference between .36 and .44 is around $.03 depending on how much powder you're using. Here's a reloading calculator that may be of interest and help:

    http://reloaderhub.com/calculator.cfm
     
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